Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Kevin ClarkeJune 06, 2019
The campaign said Mr. Biden supports ending the Mexico City rule but backs the Hyde Amendment—for now.
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New questions about how Catholic leaders deal with sexual misconduct arose on June 4 after a Texas woman claimed in a news report that church officials in Houston allowed a priest with whom she had a sexual relationship to continue in ministry at a parish two hours away.
Sister Carol Keehan: “The health insecurity we have created for people in this country is just overwhelming.” (CNS photo/Lisa Helfert, Georgetown University, 2015)
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After 14 years at the helm of the Catholic Health Association, Sister Carol Keehan is ready to let others lead—but she still has strong opinions about the importance of Catholic hospitals and the state of U.S. health care.
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Cardinal DiNardo denies a characterization of how he handled an accusation by a woman who said she was manipulated into a sexual relationship with his former deputy, a priest.
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Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore released additional details June 5 about the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and financial improprieties against Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.
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In a joint statement on June 3, the bishops of Iowa dioceses announced that they will hand over documents related to clergy sex abuse at the attorney general's request.
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On D-Day's 75th anniversary, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services commemorates the soldiers who gave their lives.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinJune 05, 2019
Christ did not rise from the dead to roam the cosmos. He rose from the dead to enter each human heart, to dwell there as a love that never dies, never diminishes.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 05, 2019
The fact that they are meeting for a third time shows that Putin considers Pope Francis an influential player and moral authority on the global stage.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJune 05, 2019
In the past, a gun massacre would set off a necessary—though intractable—debate over gun control. This time, our collective feeling seemed to be: At least it was not children.
Faith Faith in Focus
Jack Bentz, S.J.June 05, 2019
Yes, your life is focused on God but centered by the people God gives you to serve.
In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia.
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Cardinal George Pell's lawyers argued for more than five hours that the five verdicts against Pell were "unsafe and unsatisfactory" and should be overturned.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo presides over a Mass of Ordination at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston
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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has been accused of mishandling a case where his deputy allegedly manipulated a woman into a sexual relationship.
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J.D. Long-GarcíaJune 04, 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and recipients of Temporary Protected Status this week.
Pope Francis with the judges at the Pan-American conference of judges on social rights (photo: Elisabetta Piquè).
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 04, 2019
In a speech to some 100 judges from north, central and south America, Pope Francis emphasized the crucial role of judges in protecting the social, economic and cultural rights of people.
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Politics & Society Vantage Point
Robert F. DrinanJune 04, 2019
From 1991: The White House’s attitude toward human rights in China goes contrary to the basic policies of the United States on human rights.
Faith News
The most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse will ask an Australian appeals court on Wednesday to reverse convictions on charges of molesting two choirboys in a cathedral more than 20 years ago as hundreds of worshippers streamed from Masses.
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In the midst of a bitter gangland feud in the Irish capital, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has moved to ensure that funerals of those killed are not used as overt shows of wealth or perceived influence.
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Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich June 1 said the Illinois Senate's passage of a bill "eliminating even minimal limitations on abortions under previous law marks a sad moment in our history as a state."
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The Italian ministry for culture has revoked a license it granted to the Dignitatis Humanae Institute to manage a state-owned historic monument south of Rome, citing irregularities in the bidding process and a breach of contract.